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The Filmmakers

Andrea Arnold OBE

Andrea won an Academy Award for her short film Wasp in 2003. Her feature films include Red Road, Fish Tank, and American Honey, all of which have won the Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival.

Cathy Yan

A filmmaker based in New York City, born in China and raised between Hong Kong and Washington, DC. She is known for Dead Pigs (2018) and DC Extended Universe Film Birds of Prey.

Kelly Reichardt

Kelly Reichardt is one of America’s leading, and most distinctive, independent directors.

Nana Mensah

Nana Mensah is a Ghanaian-American writer, director, producer, and actress who not only stars in Queen of Glory, but also wrote, produced, and directed it.

Anne Zohra Berrached

Anne Zohra Berrached’s first feature-length film Zwei Mütter (Two Mothers) is about an homosexual couple who audition men to collect their sperm for having a child.

Chloe Zhao

Chloé Zhao has made history by becoming the first woman of colour – and only the second woman at all – to win the best director award at the Oscars.

Laura Wandel

Wandel made her feature-length debut in 2021 with Playground, a drama film following the life of a seven-year-old girl dealing with the children’s and adult’s worlds. 

Ninja Thyberg

Thyberg studied film directing in the years 2012–2015 at Stockholm’s Dramatic College.

Blerta Basholi

Blerta Basholli has written and directed short films and documentaries while studying and later working with local film production companies. 

Julia Ducournau

Julia Ducournau is a French film director and screenwriter. She is best known for her film Raw. Her films typically fall under the body horror genre. In the Cannes Film Festival 2021 she won the Palme d’ Or for her film Titane.

Leah Purcell

Aboriginal Australian stage and film actress, and film director and playwright and novelist, Purcell has won several awards, including a Helpmann, AACTA Award and Asia Pacific Screen Awards Jury Grand Prize.

Siân A. Williams & Harri Shanahan

REBEL DYKES is a full-length documentary about the explosion that happened when punk met feminism, told through the lives of a gang of lesbians in the riotous London of the 1980s.

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